Hey, I got this I-gosearch.com on my Safari and I hope you could assist me in removing it from my MacBook. I thought this happened yesterday when I click to open a porn picture which was flying over in the webpage that I browsed. I went to Control Panel and found some unknown apps there and then uninstalled them, but this i-gosearch is still on Safari. Can you figure out another way to help me get rid of this i-gosearch?
Description of I-gosearch.com Hijacker
I-gosearch.com is a browser hijacker to corrupt Internet browsers on windows computer and Mac. It isn’t such a reliable search engine as Google or Bing. Browser hijacker is usually spread on the Internet. For example, it will be spread on those junk and malicious websites by remote hackers. Remote hackers can control those sites and put the extension or files into those sites. When innocent users visit these sites accidentally, this I-gosearch hijacker may activate soon and install into your computer, and meanwhile, it will quickly compatible with the Internet browser well. In general, those malicious sites may pop up attractive ads, fake media player, flash player or Java update message or fake computer security alert to lure you to click on it. Once click will bring this browser hijacker. Similarly, I-gosearch.com hijacker will be bundled into those free downloads. Usually we don’t care about this installation process but just click to install and don’t know what we have installed into computer either. Here you’re strongly suggested to choose customized installation and see what apps are asked to installed into computer while you install the software you need. Then you can block unwanted apps by the way. This browser hijacker will infect computer via many other way, but you had better keep a good online behavior to prevent this crap from accessing to your computer.
I-gosearch.com redirect changes homepage and search tool, redirects you to virus-infected pages and shows you unrelated search results. But what it drives you to be crazy is that popping up ads which seem almost takes up the whole screen. This redirect will do more dad activities on infected computer and then computer becomes weaker and slower. Actually this hijacker can exploit loopholes and insert malicious files of other infections into those loopholes, and in this way, it successfully bring another virus into system. And system will load more processes and CPU usage will become higher. Computer will run slower and some programs seem to be disabled and cannot run. And some windows programs might be disabled by some aggressive virus like Trojan horse. If computer often crashes down somehow and gets blue screen of death, it’s severely corrupted and in worse situation. What’s worse, I-gosearch.com hijacker can help hackers to access infected computer to work on it to steal vital and valuable personal information for illegal behavior. For example, some victims may suffer from financial loss due to this hijacker. Therefore, if you find I-gosearch browser hijacker on the computer, you should first figure out a way to eradicate it soon.
Main Traits of I-gosearch.com Hijacker
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to I-gosearch.com and it totally prevents you from changing them back
-Can always redirect you to other websites
-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.
-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this browser hijacker.
NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with I-gosearch.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.
The Screenshot of I-gosearch.com Hijacker
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of I-gosearch.com hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this I-gosearch.com hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel
Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs
Then try to find the program which relates to I-gosearch.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.
Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.
Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK
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I-gosearch.com hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this I-gosearch redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of I-gosearch.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on April 29, 2015 7:58 am